Assigned Reading: Pelosi: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail
(FROM: GOP Ways & Means)
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.
We’ve been talking about this at America’s Right for a while now, but it was nice to see the information specifically linked at the Drudge Report.
In the meantime, I’d love for someone–Pelosi, perhaps?–to show me where, in the Constitution which governs our government, Congress has authority to do any of this. Please? Someone?